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US Open day 8: Cameron Norrie exit ends British singles interest

The story of the eighth day of action from Flushing Meadows.

Cameron Norrie was beaten by Andrey Rublev in New York
Cameron Norrie was beaten by Andrey Rublev in New York

British interest in the singles at the US Open ended with a straight-sets defeat for Cameron Norrie at the hands of Andrey Rublev.

The result of the fourth round came on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where American Frances Tiafoe stunned Rafael Nadal, meaning there will be a new men’s champion.

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Marin Cilic at nearly 2.30am while Iga Swiatek battled back from a set down to see off Jule Niemeier and maintain her status as the women’s title favourite.

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Frances Tiafoe reacts to beating Rafael Nadal
Frances Tiafoe reacts to beating Rafael Nadal (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

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Serena taking it easy

Novak Djokovic has not played a match since winning Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic has not played a match since winning Wimbledon (Steven Paston/PA)

After being unable to travel to the United States because of his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Novak Djokovic was set to make his return to action for Serbia in Davis Cup next week but he will miss the ties for “personal reasons”, captain Viktor Troicki told Sportski Zurnal.

Fallen seeds

Women: Danielle Collins (19), Petra Kvitova (21), Victoria Azarenka (26)
Men: Rafael Nadal (2), Cameron Norrie (7), Marin Cilic (15)

Who’s up next?

The Nick Kyrgios show rolls back into town as the Australian takes on Karen Khachanov in the night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.

The big women’s match of the day sees American hope Coco Gauff meet in-form Caroline Garcia while fifth seed Casper Ruud takes on former Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini.

In the men’s doubles, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski and Lloyd Glasspool will all be looking to reach the semi-finals with their respective partners.

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